ROW17 – Real Option Workshop October 4.-5., 2017 – Lappeenranta, Finland

The next Real Option Workshop – ROW17 will be held in October 2017 at Lappeenranta University of Technology in Lappeenranta, Finland. The specific dates are the 4th and the 5th of October, 2017.

ROW17 will continue on the footsteps of ROW15 and will be organized to act as a platform for the real option research community to share their ideas and research on real options and other topics relevant to real options. The workshop theme is “Managing innovations” – this is closely related to real options, as innovations are “projects” that typically include a lot of potential, for the analysis of which real options is known to bring a lot to the table. Also decision-making and management analytics issues connected to innovation management are included in the workshop – this means that the scope of the workshop includes also “disciplines outside the real option research” such as operations research and decision-making research.

Important dates:
12-Jun-2017 Submission system opens
15-Aug-2017 Notification of decisions
31-Aug-2017 Registration deadline
15-Sep-2017 Final camera ready abstract deadline
04-Oct-2017 Workshop starts => MAP to find the venue @ LUT download in PDF

Programme available HERE (updated 19.9.)

Keynote speakers include:
Prof. Reinhard Viertl, TU Vienna, Austria and Prof. Hannu Nurmi, University of Turku, Finland

Reinhard Viertl will present on “Fuzzy information and statistics”

Hannu Nurmi will present on “Voting system matters, but how and why?”

Conference Venue:
Conference is held at the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Skinnarilankatu 34, 53851 Lappeenranta, Finland. The specific venue is the RANTASAUNA (Sauna building on the Lake Saimaa). Specific directions will become available before the workshop.

Bus number 5 with the direction “YLIOPISTO” goes directly to the University main building (last and automatic stop). The bus starts from the railway station, goes via the city center, and continues to the university (and vice versa). The schedule for the time of the conference is not yet available, but the busses generally go every 20 minutes or so. The bus ride to the university will take about 20 minutes from the city center and about 30 minutes from the railway station.

As the case has been previously,  both theoretical and application-oriented abstracts / presentations are welcome within the scope of the workshop theme. The workshop is doctoral student friendly and also work-in-progress can be presented. This time only abstract submission is required and there will be a short proceedings of abstracts published. There will be possibilities for publication of full papers within the workshop theme in connected edited volumes.

Link to the submission system is available HERE

The registration fee is 50€ and includes the lunches and the workshop evening program.
Enter the registration system HERE (registration is open!)

Local organizing committee:
Mikael Collan, LUT, Finland (Chair)
Pasi Luukka, LUT, Finland (Co-chair)
Mariia Kozlova, LUT, Finland

International Scientific Programme Committee:
Mikael Collan, LUT, Finland, (Chair)
Pasi Luukka, LUT, Finland (Co-chair)
Mario Fedrizzi, U. Trento, Italy
Yuri Lawryshyn, U. Toronto, Canada
Jozsef Mezei, LUT, Finland
Markku Heikkilä, Åbo Akademi, Finland
Tero Haahtela, Aalto U., Finland
Jan Stoklasa, LUT, Finland
Azzurra Morreale, LUT, Finland
Leonid Chechurin, LUT, Finland

Detailed information about the workshop and contact information:
Mikael Collan (Chair) [email protected]
Pasi Luukka (Co-chair) [email protected]

Simultaneously with the workshop a larger international conference on TRIZ is organized (TRIZ Future Conference) at LUT. TRIZ is a methodology for systematic innovation – the connection between the conference and the workshop theme is hence quite clear. The workshop collaborates, but is not officially a part of the conference – participants from the TRIZ conference may however freely participate in the workshop.

The workshop is organized in collaboration with the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) the North-European Society of Adaptive and Intelligent Systems (NSAIS)





and is endorsed by the Finnish Operations Research Society (FORS).